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Richard Edson

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Biography

New Rochelle, New York, USA
The great character actor Richard Edson's first feature film role came in Jim Jarmusch's 1983 cult hit, Stranger Than Paradise (1984), where he played "Eddie", one of the main characters. Edson then had small, but memorable, roles in other big hits such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Oliver Stone's great Vietnam-movie Platoon (1986), Barry Levinson's Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) and, in 1989, Edson starred in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989). In 1993, he played "Spike", one of the evil King Koopa's henchmen, in Super Mario Bros. Read more...

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Character: Billy Santiago

Dutch Book 2015

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Character: Ravetti

Dark Hearts 2014

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Character: Nelly the Nose

The Smell of Success 2009

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Character: Gus

Japan 2008

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Character: Chopper Miller

The Astronaut Farmer 2006

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Character: Guy Prince

The Kid & I 2005

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Character: Husband / Sylvio

Welcome to California 2005

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Character: Steve Tregaskis

Sunshine State 2002

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Character: Billy Quayle

Love, Cheat & Steal 1993

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Character: Joey Breaker

Joey Breaker 1993

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Character: Bubba-Lilly

Love Is Like That 1992

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Character: Johnny Casino

Let It Ride 1989

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Character: Johnny Crackow

Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989

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Character: Billy Maharg

Eight Men Out 1988

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Character: Pvt. Abersold

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987

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Character: Sal

Platoon 1986

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Character: Lem Wells

Scorpion Spring 1996

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Character: Rodney Gillen

An Occasional Hell 1996

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Character: Dave Reilly

Lulu on the Bridge 1998

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Character: Lester Moore

Timecode 2000

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Character: Edsel Farkus

Picking Up the Pieces 2000

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Character: Robbo

Cement 2000

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Character: Bud Guy

A Man Is Mostly Water 2000

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Character: Fool on Hill

P.O.V. 2001

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Character: Abe Polonski

I Am Josh Polonski's Brother 2001

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Character: Nick Rowland

Growin' Up 0

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Character: Seth Lundgren '08

One Small Step 0

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Character: Quentin Haid

Tinder Box 0

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